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Old 04-10-2014, 08:00 PM   #1
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New Basket Strainer in Place - but now a new problem


Thanks to everyone (especially E) for helping with my detached sink drain. As you can see the new one is almost installed.


The problem now, is that the old nut has bad threads and will not attach to base of the newly installed basket. Fortunately, a new nut, which fits perfectly, came with the basket strainer. However, I do not know how I am supposed to get the new nut onto the tailpipe in place of the old nut! At the very top of the tailpipe is a plastic ridge that seems too large to get the metal nuts past. Should I just force the metal nuts over the ridge, or am I missing something?


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Should I just force the metal nuts over the ridge, or am I missing something? Thanks in advance!
No. Just slide everything off and on from the other end without the ridge. Just make sure everything goes back on the right way or you will have leaks.


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No. Just slide everything off and on from the other end without the ridge. Just make sure everything goes back on the right way or you will have leaks.
Remove the nylon ring and replace the nut---

I seldom reuse old parts--that tube is called a tail piece ---it is always wise to use new nuts and washers---get it done with what you have--but if it leaks--head to the store and buy a new tail piece--plastic nuts and a new washer---
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I agree with using new parts. Do it either way, but there should also be a flat-top washer on top of that flanged tailpiece.
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